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These are politicians. What about the Dutch people?
According to statistics, 3 out of 4 citizens of the Netherlands reject populist lawmaker's call for the al-Quran to be banned, according to a poll that also indicates a deep level of concern about the role of Islam in their country.
Other survey results indicate that many Dutch are concerned about the inter-communal and inter-religious situation in their country, where 1 in every 16 citizens is now of the Muslim faith.
Almost 70% of the respondents agreed that the Dutch political parties do not openly discuss the subject of Islam enough.
50% said the content of the al-Quran was more violent with respect to 'unbelievers' than the Bible or Torah. While 30% disagreed.
51% said Islam in the Netherlands "threatens" the country's culture and 13% said it "enriches" it.
And asked their views about the integration of Islam in the Netherlands, 17% said they were optimistic, 65% said pessimistic and 17% declared themselves neutral on the subject.
I will talk about the Dutch people more later on. Here. I want to introduce you to..
Ehsan Jami is an Iranian whose father is a Muslim but was non-religious and mother converted to Christianity. After 9/11 in 2001, Jami started reading the Qur'an and Hadith, after which he decided he didn't identify with either. Jami criticized the Prophet saw, describing him as a "criminal". Together with Lubna Berrada, Jami founded the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims in 2007. The organisation, aims to support apostates of Islam. Berrada left the committee shortly after it was founded because she felt Jami challenged Islam itself too much, saying: "I don't wish to confront Islam itself. I only want to spread the message that Muslims should be allowed to leave Islam behind without being threatened".
Wilders said his call for the al-Quran to be banned was sparked by an attack by Muslims on Ehsan Jami. He was not hurt, but the assault was one of a number of violent incidents in recent years in which critics of Islam have been targetted.